History Anime / KiddyGrade

23rd Apr '17 12:18:14 PM Generality
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* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: The "Nobles" literally treat those humans who are not as rich as a sub-species; going to such measures as wearing environmental suits so they won't breathe the same air as the poor (an issue which is mentioned in the series has led to the Nobles to have weaker immune systems); [[OneNationUnderCopyright make indentured servitude to the Nobles' companies a standard of life on many planets]] and [[spoiler:try to fund a terrorist conspiracy which will destroy the hyperspace lanes, making all of the planets of the poor (who cannot afford FasterThanLight drives of their own) to be cut off from the rest of the galaxy and quite possibly die off.]]
6th Apr '17 3:59:15 PM arisboch
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* ThreeLawsCompliant: The robot Lumiere's robotic servants are based off.
4th Apr '17 8:02:01 PM arisboch
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** Tweedledum's powers are called "Magnetfeld" (German for "magnetic field") and the joint ability with his sister is called "Windstoß" (German for "gust of wind").
4th Apr '17 7:31:10 PM arisboch
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* MultipleReferencePun: The name of the computer virus that [[spoiler:turns the AIs of Eclair and Lumiere's ships into assassins wanting to kill them]], "Hashish", is a reference to two things: To the drug hashish, that influences your mind (normally not to [[spoiler:kill someone like the virus does to the AIs]]) and to [[spoiler:the sect of Nizari Isamili Shiites that reputedly conditioned their assassins with hashish (the word "assassin" was derived from the Arabic word for "hashish smoker") and a faux paradise garden (these claims were most likely just propaganda by their enemies).]]

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* MultipleReferencePun: The name of the computer virus that [[spoiler:turns the AIs of Eclair and Lumiere's ships into assassins wanting to kill them]], "Hashish", is a reference to two things: To the drug hashish, that influences your mind (normally not to [[spoiler:kill someone like the virus does to the AIs]]) and to [[spoiler:the sect of Nizari Isamili Shiites that reputedly conditioned their assassins with hashish (the word "assassin" was derived from the Arabic word for "hashish smoker") and a faux paradise garden (these claims were most likely just propaganda by their enemies).enemies. Lumiere even made a reference to this legend when explaining the virus' effects to Eclair).]]
4th Apr '17 7:21:04 PM arisboch
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* MultipleReferencePun: The name of the computer virus that [[spoiler:turns the AIs of Eclair and Lumiere's ships into assassins wanting to kill them]], "Hashish", is a reference to two things: To the drug hashish, that influences your mind (normally not to [[spoiler:kill someone like the virus does to the AIs]]) and to [[spoiler:the sect of Nizari Isamili Shiites that reputedly conditioned their assassins with hashish (the word "assassin" was derived from the Arabic word for "hashish smoker") and a faux paradise garden (these claims were most likely just propaganda by their enemies).]]
4th Apr '17 7:02:00 PM arisboch
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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: A-oh, Un-oh, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Armbrust, Mercredi, Eclipse, Lumière, Éclair.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:L [[caption-width-right:350:Left to R: right: A-oh, Un-oh, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Armbrust, Mercredi, Eclipse, Lumière, Éclair.]]
4th Apr '17 6:29:58 PM arisboch
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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The anime uses [[GratuitousEnglish English]], [[GratuitousFrench French]] and [[GratuitousGerman German]] words, such as "GOTT" ("Gott" is German for "god"), "Wirbelwind" (the AI of Lumière's ship, German for "whirlwind") and "Donnerschlag" (the AI of Eclair's ship, German for "thunderclap").

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The anime uses [[GratuitousEnglish English]], [[GratuitousFrench French]] and [[GratuitousGerman German]] words, such as "GOTT" ("Gott" as:
**"GOTT": "Gott"
is German for "god"), "Wirbelwind" (the "god"
**"Wirbelwind": The
AI of Lumière's ship, German for "whirlwind") and "Donnerschlag" (the "whirlwind"
** "Donnerschlag": The
AI of Eclair's ship, German for "thunderclap")."thunderclap".
** "Salyut": The ship of A-ou and Un-ou's ship. It's Russian for "salute" and was also the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salyut_programme name of the Soviet space station programme]].
4th Apr '17 4:43:21 PM arisboch
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** Played straight later on in the series: In the Japanese original, Armblast hints to Eclair that the reason that Lumiere can't go with her on an inspection is her monthlies. In the English-language dub, any hint to why Lumiere wasn't feeling well was omitted.

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** Played straight later on in the series: series when they had an assignment on Dardanos: In the Japanese original, Armblast hints to Eclair that the reason that Lumiere can't go with her on an inspection is her monthlies. In the English-language dub, any hint to why Lumiere wasn't feeling well was omitted. [[spoiler:The real reason was however a mind-control signal.]]
4th Apr '17 4:19:18 PM arisboch
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Averted. The English version has been accused of [[FrothyMugsOfWater watering down Lumière's wine]], however, the original script also refers to it euphemistically as "Grape Juice" (萄ジュース).

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerise}}:
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Averted. The English version has been accused of [[FrothyMugsOfWater watering down Lumière's wine]], however, the original script also refers to it euphemistically as "Grape Juice" (萄ジュース).(萄ジュース).
** Played straight later on in the series: In the Japanese original, Armblast hints to Eclair that the reason that Lumiere can't go with her on an inspection is her monthlies. In the English-language dub, any hint to why Lumiere wasn't feeling well was omitted.
4th Apr '17 4:08:58 PM arisboch
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* EarthShatteringKaboom: A device called "Geo Sort" is now mostly used to [[InsistentTerminology "restructure" or to "terraform"]] planets, but is was developed as and deployed in a conflict two centuries ago to destroy planets.

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: A device called "Geo Sort" bomb is now mostly used to [[InsistentTerminology "restructure" or to "terraform"]] planets, but is was developed as and deployed in a conflict two centuries ago to destroy planets.
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